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by seabeechief
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1327

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

If you have ever seen the world famous "pilot's" glasses made by AO, there is your answer. They make glasses with straight "bayonet" type ear pieces that you can EASILY put on AFTER you put on your helmet. I bought a pair of frames only ($100 give or take a little) and had my prescription bi-focal l...
by seabeechief
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Phone Mount
Replies: 28
Views: 5152

Re: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount

Installed the Android Auto app. reading customer reviews, it seems to have some idiosyncrasies that annoy a lot of people. One such, is the Screen must be 'ON' to receive Notifications?? ( my Note 4 does not ) You mention 'Power up', does that mean the S7 you are using does not have an Internal Bat...
by seabeechief
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 507
Views: 66405

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

You don't have to "find" a Trike when the time comes. If you love your 1500, just trike it out and keep on riding. You will know when it is time, and you will not regret it.

Chief
by seabeechief
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 31
Views: 1471

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Thank you, Swagonmaster.
by seabeechief
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 31
Views: 1471

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

The flashing lamps look interesting. I googled the number and got several different vendors, but like the previous poster said, all the lamps appear to be the same.

If installing the flashing "modulator", where do you physically put/install the modulator?

Chief
by seabeechief
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Run flat tire for GL1800
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Run flat tire for GL1800

Hey guys, are you aware of a "run flat" tire for the front of a GL1800? I'm running a Battlax 45 right now, and I have been pleased with it. I would like to have run flats on my trike and there are several out there for the rear 205/65-16R, but I haven't had any luck finding a run flat 130/70-18. As...
by seabeechief
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 4556

Re: A new bike...

Good on you, Mrs. Wingman! Just keep riding. I don't care what you ride, just ride. Don't let anyone rain on your parade. Except me.....I take cheap shots at everyone for everything because....well....that's what I do! Bahahahahahahahaha.

Chief
by seabeechief
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 4556

Re: A new bike...

She has no excuse for not riding now. I know a man down here in Texas that rode his Burgman from San Antonio to Alaska and back. The biggest problem he had was when he had a blowout. It took five days to get a tire to him in the little village he was staying. Other than that, the trip was flawless. ...
by seabeechief
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 23
Views: 1948

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

My Nolan helmet has my very favorite strap buckle system. I love it. My wife has the metal quick connect and we have had no problems with it. But we have never gone down on the bike yet, so we don't know how reliable it is. I hope we never have to take that test.

Chief
by seabeechief
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions
Replies: 26
Views: 2790

Re: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions

Regarding BJB post about glasses. I suggest you check out the "AO" pilot glasses frames. They have a straight "bayonet" type earpiece and very easy to slip on AFTER you put on your helmet. The frames are around $100.00. That may seem a little pricey, but they are well constructed and I have been thr...
by seabeechief
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)
Replies: 42
Views: 8604

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review

I also purchased some of these. I think I like them a lot. They work WELL with the Jayco FlowPro gauge.

Alligator V2B Inflate Through Valve Stem Cap Gator Auto RV Semi (10 Pack)
by seabeechief
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)
Replies: 42
Views: 8604

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review

Bought one for the garage....LOVE it. Bought another for the RV.

Chief
by seabeechief
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 3621

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

I've been riding my '08 Wing since 2011. Greatest motorcycle move I ever made. The cord, hooked up to my Nolan helmet, does not bother me in the least. It has never interfered with my range of motion or become tangled up in anything. I listen to AM/FM radio, satellite radio, Zumo GPS and my CB radio...
by seabeechief
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2197

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

I, too, submitted the form, on 2 of the 3 links. I got the standard/substandard chain response from one of my Senators, but the other sent this: Dear Mr. Jordan: Thank you for contacting me regarding the use of ethanol and renewable fuels as part of our national energy policy. I appreciate having t...
by seabeechief
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Top coat F11
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Top coat F11

I use F11 and I like it. I recommend it. I use it on my bike and my cars.

Chief
by seabeechief
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2197

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

I just completed the EPA email campaign docs. I am not very confident that it will do any good, but at least I'm trying. Again. Writing to my two senators and my congressman repeatedly over the years regarding the ethanol fiasco has produced zero results. I have long held the opinion that if corn fa...
by seabeechief
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 30
Views: 7521

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

Roger that, guys. Thanks. I wish other helmet makers would use the Nolan chin strap design. It might lead me to try another helmet.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

I don't know the answer to that, Wildwilly. I have a GL1800 and it fits great.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 30
Views: 7521

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

I think I am missing something. The pinlock shield on my Nolan helmet covers approx half, the lower half of my face shield. Is this new shield larger than the regular pinlocks? Does it go up to the upper half of the face shield?

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

I bought that half cover a few months ago and I LOVE it! Wish I had done it a long time ago. A lot less hassle going on and off, and saves a little space on the bike.

Chief
by seabeechief
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 11890

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I use an electric engraving tool to lay against the valve stem to alleviate the "clumping" of the dyna beads. I have never been dissatisfied with the dyna beads, but I may try the counteract beads next tire change. Or not. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Chief
by seabeechief
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 71
Views: 5971

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

Regarding full face helmets and wearing glasses; I wear a Nolan Modular helmet (I have no idea how to remove the chin guard, so it's never been off) and I wear glasses. As all glasses wearers know, putting your curved earpiece glasses on after the helmet is on is a real challenge. The solution for m...
by seabeechief
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why use the radio speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: Why use the radio speakers

I use speakers only rarely, when I'm going slow on a non congested road and I can flip my face shield up and hear the radio. Otherwise, my Nolan N-Com system works great with my radio, MP3 player, satellite radio, CB radio and Garmn Zumo GPS.

Chief
by seabeechief
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 6246

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

I'm sure Arai makes good helmets, and I don't have head that is subject the pressure points y'all are discussing. Having said that, I love my Nolan helmet; the chin strap and the fact that Nolan will install the communications equipment for me is worth the price to me.

Chief
by seabeechief
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat uncomfortable.
Replies: 26
Views: 2885

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

If you ever get a heated seat, you will never go back. That is money well spent, regardless of which seat you eventually end up with. I don't intentionally spend a lot of time in the cold, but heated grips and seats are worth every penny when you get caught in a hail storm in August in Colorado. Tru...